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Odisha Out of 2441 samples tested so far the number of COVID-19 positive cases stands at 42

Bhubaneswar:8/4/20: Out of 2441 samples tested so far the number of COVID-19 positive cases in Odisha stands at 42. While one patient died, two persons have already been cured and discharged from the Hospital.

Addressing a scheduled press meet at Geeta Govinda Sadan here this evening, Odisha Government’s Chief Spokesperson on COVID-19, Subroto Bagchi,  said that there are 39 active positive cases in the State.

” Out of 42 positive cases, 34 are from Bhubaneswar, three from Bhadrak and one each from Cuttack, Puri, Kalahandi, Jajpur and Kendrapara,” said Bagchi. He added, “At present,  91 persons are under Hospital Isolation today in different hospitals.”


Bagchi further informed that in 209 countries and two ships, 14,36,841 have been affected by coronavirus and 82,421 have lost their lives to the deadly disease. In the last 24 hours, 7,601 deaths have taken place due to COVID-19 in the world.

In India, till Wednesday afternoon, 5,194 persons have been infected with coronavirus and 149 persons have died. India ranks 24 in the world in terms of the number of persons affected, while Odisha is in 16th position among states in the country, added Bagchi.

Speaking about the most-affected countries, Bagchi said: “USA stands at top, with 4 lakh COVID-19 patients, followed by Spain with 1.40 lakh, Italy with 1.35 lakh, France with 1.09 lakh and Germany with 1.07 lakh COVID-19 patients.”

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Ashok Palit has completed his graduation from Upendranath College Soro, Balasore and post graduation from Utkal University in Odia Language and literture.. He has also carved out a niche for himself as a scribe of eminence after joining the profession in 1988. He is also an independent media production professional. He brings loads of experience to Advanced Media, Ashok Palit as a cineaste has been active in film criticism for over three decades. As a film society activist, he soared to eminence for his profound commitment to the art film appreciation and aesthetics of cinema. His mode of discourse is often erudite but always lucid and comprehensible marked by a perfect acumen so rare in the field. A film aesthete with an immense fond of critical sensibilities, he wrote about growth and development of odia cinema in New Indian Express, The Times of India, The Hindustan Times, The Asian Age and Screen. He has been working as an Editor for Cine Samaya from 2002-2004.. He had made solid contribution on cinema in many odia Dailies and weekly such as Samaj, Prajatantra, Dharatri, Samaya, Satabadi, and weekly Samaya.

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